Waymo-Uber War Over Driverless Technology Starts With Theft Claim

Lawyers for Uber tried to convince a jury on the first day of a long-awaited trial on accusations it stole rival Waymo’s driverless car technology that Waymo’s motive for suing was to keep “its biggest competitor” from developing driverless cars for the ride-hailing market.

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Waymo-Uber Wrinkle

Google on Thursday sued Alaska-based trust manager Peak Trust in state court, claiming a former engineer in Google’s autonomous vehicle division Waymo uses Peak to “facilitate his illicit involvement in competing side businesses” at the heart of arbitration proceedings between Google and the engineer – and Waymo’s bitter trade-secrets war with Uber.

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